Reflections From Mark’s Gospel: Chapter 5


th (2)CHAPTER FIVE: “WHAT MANNER OF MAN IS THIS? THE GOSPEL AT A RAPID CLIP” (MK.5)

            In the last chapter the disciples ask the question, “what manner of man is this that even the wind and the sea obey him? (v.41)” Moments earlier they were being tossed in the boat by the wind and the waves.  A terrifying experience and yet fearful still is Jesus’ command over nature such that it obeys him.  Too often we can’t appreciate the gravity of situations like this one.

In chapter five we have three accounts of power and dominion that again point to Jesus’ divinity: the healing of the demoniac, the healing of the woman with blood flow, and the raising from the dead Jairus’ daughter.  Each account reveals 

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